Nigeria 'frees Chinese traders'

Published On: May 26, 2012, 3:10 pm (8 years ago)
Author: Steph.
Dozens of Chinese textile traders arrested in Nigeria and accused of "economic scavenging" earlier this week have now been released.


Chinese embassy spokesman Ding Yonghua said many of the traders, who were picked up in the northern city of Kano, had already left the country.

Dozens more Chinese held in Lagos for visa offences were also freed.

Mr Ding urged Chinese nationals to obey local laws and ensure all their documents were in order.

Those arrested in Kano had been trading at a textile market. Nigerian law bans foreigners from the retail trading of textiles.

Local immigration chief Emmanuel Brisca Ifeadi described the Chinese as "scavengers" and said the arrests were part of a wider crackdown.

He said all foreigners found to be trading illegally would be targeted in the crackdown, not just Chinese.

China is now Africa's largest trading partner, surpassing the United States and its traditional European partners.


What do you think about how Nigeria handled the situation?



Posted: (8 years ago) on 26-05-2012 03:10 PM | Hero
Atleast China don hea wiii 4 naija hand. dey fall our hand. they shld make even strict, take them to court and flash their pix on major tv/satallite stations.
Posted: (8 years ago) on 26-05-2012 03:20 PM | Upcoming
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Quote from: Ngeboju on 26-05-2012 03:20 PM
Atleast China don hea wiii 4 naija hand. dey fall our hand. they shld make even strict, take them to court and flash their pix on major tv/satallite stations.

lol Lips Sealed

Posted: (8 years ago) on 26-05-2012 03:21 PM | Hero
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Nigerians leaders and laws are just too stupid for my likely can Nigerian try that in Chine go and see what they are doing to our fellow brothers and sister in their country
Posted: (8 years ago) on 26-05-2012 03:26 PM | Newbie
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Quote from: sydneylove on 26-05-2012 03:26 PM
Nigerians leaders and laws are just too stupid for my likely can Nigerian try that in Chine go and see what they are doing to our fellow brothers and sister in their country
haha eke
Posted: (8 years ago) on 14-06-2012 09:47 AM | Upcoming
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LOL... Grin Wink

Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 03:32 PM | Gistmaniac
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Quote from: sydneylove on 26-05-2012 03:26 PM
Nigerians leaders and laws are just too stupid for my likely can Nigerian try that in Chine go and see what they are doing to our fellow brothers and sister in their country
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 03:33 PM | Hero
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Not just barned in the retail market,but from brunging in their goods into Niger.
Posted: (8 years ago) on 26-08-2012 02:42 PM | Newbie
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